Lots of people have reported gaining weight from saw palmetto, so instead I am taking stinging nettle. I am a girl so the last thing I want is to get fat! Anyway a few days in me and my friend austin are seeing some slight improvements. I think this is going to go well but I am not taking stinging nettle alone. Anyway testosterone isn't bad for acne just the conversion to DHT. Stinging nettle is said to increase testosterone but is a DHT inhibitor. I need to do some more research on this conversion but for now I will take stinging nettle for all its benefits like losing weight, speeding hair growth, reducing DHT levels, and reducing insulin resistance! I love how 1 herb can do all that. It's quite lovely I must say.
Nettle root extract inhibits 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme that converts T to DHT.
So no 5-alpha reductase = no DHT? Sweet